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October 29th questions for DUI motorized LazyBoy Chair on eBay

October 31, 2009

Q:  What’s the top speed of this beast? Oct-29-09 A:  Was told it could reach close to 40 mph. I feel that 20 is more
appropriate though. It also has a wheelie bar in the rear for poppin
wheelies.

Q: Does it come in additional color choices? Regular or unleaded? Just curious. Oct-29-09
A: What you see is what you get. You can inspect the vehicle Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Proctor Police Department, 100 Pionk Drive Proctor, MN. For the weekend please call this Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment by calling (218) 624-7788. Thank you
Q: Can I test drive first?? Oct-29-09
A: No test drives due to no insurance and liability issues, You can inspect the vehicle Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Proctor Police Department, 100 Pionk Drive Proctor, MN. For the weekend please call this Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment by calling (218) 624-7788. Thank you
Q: This has a broken drive shaft doesn’t it ? Are you disclosing that ? Oct-29-09
A: Have no idea if it has a broken drive shaft, maybe that’s what I am considering to be a sloppy transmission. I’m no mechanic; the city is not spending funds on this forfeited vehicle. The vehicle is being sold as is and anyone is welcome to take a look at the vehicle before placing a bid.
Q: Do the brakes work? also what do you mean by sloppy transmision?… is it hydrostatic drive or does it have a gear box. Oct-29-09
A: The vehicle to my knowledge has no brakes. What I mean by sloppy – When shifting into a higher gear there is lag time. I’m not a mechanic so I cannot tell you what type of transmission the chair has. You are welcome to take a look for yourself.
Q: I hope that this thing sells for Tons of money. You guys do a great job and hope you can get some new squad cars or somthing with it !!! Duluth resident that wishes you all the best !!! Oct-29-09
A: Thank you
Q: What is the max speed? Will you have an officer operate it at full speed and another hit it with radar and if so, will you provide a picture of the officer testing the speed in the chair? Oct-29-09
A: Unknown what max speed is and we will not be running any test runs. The vehicle was running and the transmission is sloppy. City funds will not be spent on this vehicle it is being sold as is.
Q: WAS THIS ON THE STREET WHEN STOPED? HOW FAST WILL IT GO? Oct-29-09
A: Will not get into the specifics of the case – that’s over with. We really do not know how fast it will go and we will not be running test runs to find out. I can tell you the transmission is sloppy.
Q: I wonder if we can use this in the Christmas City of the North Parade and have Santa driving it? But no spirits on board…promise. Oct-29-09
A: Great idea – if you are the winning bidder you can do as you wish.
Q: Hey Chief, your O.K. in my book…..does it have a tow hook ? Oct-29-09
A: Thank you and no this chair does not have a tow hook.
Q: Don’t you think he should have got his chair back? Clearly this meant something to the guy. You’re slapping him in the face buy selling it like this. Oct-29-09
A: The sale of this vehicle has nothing to do with the past owner.
Q: I was wondering if the foot rest works as I would like to relax when driving the chair. And did the chair have mirror’s so if I need to put on make-up when I am in the chair I can see my face. Oct-29-09
A: By manually lifting the footrest it does raise up so you can get to the front tires. There is one mirror on the left side and with a little adjustment you should have no problem applying your make-up.
Q: Does it come with a “Get out of Jail Free Card” Oct-29-09
A: Not in this town
Q: was this used in a “High Speed Pursuit” Oct-29-09
A: No
Q: Are you allowing prospective buyers to come in and inspect this item prior to the end of the auction? Oct-29-09
A: Yes, For Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Proctor Police Department, 100 Pionk Drive Proctor, MN. For the weekend please call this Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment by calling (218) 624-7788. Thank you
Q: Will it tow an ottoman? Oct-29-09
A: I like your question, I guess it depends on whether the colors match or clash with each other. The winning bidder will have the option to do whatever they want to do with the chair.
Q: is this chair DMV street legal if turn signals and a rear tail/stop lamp are installed ? Would this be classified and registered as a moped under DMV registration ?? Thanks — Mark Oct-29-09
A: Currently this vehicle is not street legal. Please refer your question to your nearest State DMV Office.
Q: Where does the law require the proceeds to go? Oct-29-09
A: Please refer to Minnesota Statute 169A.63 which covers VEHICLE FORFEITURE
Q: How fast does it go when the NOS is turned on? Oct-29-09
A: The NOS tank and lines are purely for looks and is not actually hooked up to the engine as far as i am aware.
Q: Has the owner of this chair had his day in court, or did you confiscate his property from him — that which you are now selling for profit — based solely on the accusation of wrongdoing? Oct-29-09
A: Yes, the owner has had a chance to contest the forfeiture (due process). We are a government agency and the law dictates when forfeitures must occur. MN law also determines where the proceeds MUST go.
Q: if we win the bid, is there any legal reason why this chair could not be returned to the orginal owner/builder?? Oct-29-09
A: No. There is nothing barring a third party from returning it to the original owner or builder if they wished to do so.



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